St Paul Pastoral Council


♦ St Paul Pastoral Council

Vickie Anderson – Vice-Chairperson

I was born in Eldorado, Illinois. My mother, Father and I later moved close to St Louis, Mo. Growing up I attended St Joseph Catholic School and then public high school in Granite City, IL. I was involved at St Joseph as a Eucharistic Minister, served on the Finance committee, and the Parish Council, plus worked Bingo. I married Bill Anderson, have two step-children and six grandchildren, plus one great grandchild. After Bill retired in 2002, we moved to Lake of Egypt, where we attended St Joseph Church in Marion. I served as a Eucharistic Minister and Hospitality Minister. I served on the Ladies Guild as an officer for four years. After I retired, I began volunteering first at the Food Pantry, then the Hands of Hope, a free medical clinic in Marion (now closed). I have also been involved with the BDCCW for over seven years. Also the last ten years I have been Co-Captain for coordinating groups of ladies to attend the Women’s annual retreat at King’s House in Belleville. I feel motivated to serve St Paul Church by volunteering for the Parish Council.

Jared Bergmann – Trustee, Building & Maintenance Committee

Jared grew up in Washington County, IL, just southwest of Okawville where his family attended Saint Barbara Catholic Church. After getting married to Jenny in 2006, they moved to Vienna and have lived on the edge of town since then. They have two children. He works at WM Nobbe John Deere where he is in agricultural sales in southern Illinois and southeast Missouri.

Arlene Dueker  – Secretary, Communications Committee, Parish Vocation Contact

Arlene has been a parishioner of St Paul for about 14 years when her family moved to Robinwoods, Lake of Egypt/Tunnel Hill. She and her husband Frank have two boys and three grandchildren. She has been serving the parish as a lector, and Eucharistic minister. The last two years, she has been providing Children’s Liturgy sessions with other volunteers. Currently, she serves as a secretary for the Altar Sodality.
She is a retired Health Service Librarian/Community College Librarian/Director for the Veterans Administration, Lourdes Hospital, Shawnee College, and Kaskaskia College.
Arlene states: “It is a privilege to be a parishioner of St Paul. Even though our church is small, we are a strong community. If we don’t volunteer, there are not that many people to replace us. We have more opportunities to serve in this church. Even when we don’t feel comfortable trying new service roles for our church, we have a strong support system of fellow parishioners. This is a rare gift that you don’t find in other parishes.”

Joan Galey – Liturgy Committee

I’ve been a member of St. Paul for about 14 years. During that time I’ve participated in various ways with great joy. Some of them are: PSR teacher 4 years, cantor, lector, extraordinary eucharistic minister and Altar Sodality member. Most recently I’ve become active in the Liturgy Committee with eagerness to see the parish grow even more in faith. I have a broad perspective of many issues and ideas from a lifetime of experiences from California to Nevada to Kentucky to finally here. I know what it is to be in a large family, I am the youngest of my parents 5 children. I also know what it is to be alone, my 20 year marriage was annulled quickly. My son Jake is grown and lives in Paducah. My education has many faucets including an Associate of Applied Science and an A.A. I have a great interest in being more involved now, with your approval and prayerful support. Thank you!

Carolyn S. Johnson- Wellness Committee

Carolyn was born and raised in Carrollton, Illinois. She and her family moved to Southern Illinois in 1986. She is an RN currently working at Herrin Hospital where she has been for the last 15 years. She also has a degree in Healthcare Management and is a Certified Medical Audit Specialist. She served in the Illinois Army National Guard for 6 years as an Army Medic. She was married for 40 years to her husband Gary, who is now deceased. She has one son and 3 granddaughters who live in Arkansas, and one Great Dane, Caesar. She became a member of St. Paul’s in 2007. Carolyn has served on the Parish Wellness Committee, providing monthly blood pressure checks.

  • Cathy Kruep – Parish Life and Outreach Committee

    My name is Cathy Kruep. I have been married to my husband Tom for 36 years. We have 4 children and 9 grandsons. I was born and raised in Clinton county, IL. I was a PSR instructor and a Eucharistic minister in my parish. My husband and I moved to this area in 2011. I started attending St. Paul’s church at that time. Since being a member I have volunteered at Faith Alive thrift store, became a member of the Ladies auxiliary, volunteered at the fish fries, and coordinated the food and drink for the parish mission social. My goal this year is to be a more active member in the church both physically and spiritually.

Steve Pobst – Chairperson

My name is Steve Pobst and my wife is Katie Pobst. We have been married one year. We have three sons, Blake aged 23, Will age 12 and Wyatt age 9. I live near Reevesville on Reevesville Road. I moved to Vienna a year ago when Katie and I married. I am originally from Sikeston, MO. While at Sikeston I attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic church. I was a team member of the youth group at SFX working with youth ages 13 to 17. I was a lector and a sacristan and an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist. Outside of the church I was a member of the board of education at Scott County Central schools for 12 years. I work as a director of the Breakfast Show at KFVSTV 12 in Cape Girardeau and have been there for 20 years.

∙ Pam Shallenberger– Altar Sodality


∙ Matthew Slife – Trustee